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The Three Rivers Regional Library System Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

4/12/2011
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The Three Rivers Regional Library System Goes Live on Koha with ByWater Solutions

ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and official Koha support company, announced today that the Three Rivers Regional Library System of Mayo, FL. is now live on their installation of the Koha integrated library system.

The library’s Koha installation went live in early April, and ByWater Solutions will be providing ongoing support and hosting services for them. The Three Rivers Regional Library System is made up of three branches: Dixie County Public Library, Gilchrist County Public Library, and Lafayette County Public Library.

Cheryl Pulliam, Operations Manager for Three Rivers, commented on the library system’s move to Koha with ByWater Solutions:

“We’re confident that this new partnership will further improve services offered to our patrons. With their excellent training, seamless migration, and responsive customer support, ByWater Solutions ensured the potentially stressful switch from SIRSI to Koha went smoothly. With staff and patrons happy, it is a win-win. Thank you ByWater!”

Brendan Gallagher, CEO of ByWater stated: “We are thrilled to have the chance to partner with Cheryl and the staff of the Three Rivers Regional Library System. Their transition to Koha was a very smooth one and we are excited to have the chance to offer services that will benefit both their staff and patrons going forward. ”

The Three Rivers Regional Library System houses over 80,000 volumes and is comprised of three branches.

About Three Rivers Regional Library System:

The Mission of the Three Rivers Regional Library System is to give the citizens of Dixie, Gilchrist, and Lafayette Counties, access to materials for their informational, recreational, and life-long learning needs. For more information please visit: http://www.3rivers.lib.fl.us/.

About Koha:
Koha is the first open-source Integrated Library System (ILS). In use worldwide, its development is steered by a growing community of libraries collaborating to achieve their technology goals. Koha’s impressive feature set continues to evolve and expand to meet the needs of its user base. It includes modules for circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, reserves, patron management, branch relationships, and more.

Koha’s OPAC, circulation, management and self-checkout interfaces are all based on standards-compliant World Wide Web technologies–XHTML, CSS and Javascript–making Koha a truly platform-independent solution. Koha is distributed under the open-source General Public License (GPL). For more information about Koha, please visit: http://www.koha-community.org

About ByWater Solutions:
With over 10 years of experience, ByWater Solutions offers customized hosting, data migration, configuration, installation, training, support options and development of enterprise class open-source library systems. Offering a 24/7 technical helpline, ByWater Solutions’ clients have the support system they need to make their software work for them. ByWater Solutions pledges to share 100% of all developed code to the Koha community for the strengthening and advancement of the Koha ILS. For more information about ByWater Solutions, please visit: http://bywatersolutions.com

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